San Francisco, CA – Accident on I-80 Results in Injuries
San Francisco, CA (August 12, 2020) – On Tuesday morning, emergency crews responded to the scene of a collision that caused expansive delays throughout the downtown area. Just after 6:20 a.m., on August 11, the San Francisco Fire Department and police responded to the scene of a collision on Interstate 80.
Reports provided by authorities show that several vehicles collided on the westbound side on Interstate 80 near Fremont Street for unknown reasons. One vehicle involved in the crash burst into flames. Several emergency crews responded to the crash, which blocked the three left lanes of westbound Interstate 80, and remained on-site for over an hour. Medical personnel treated and transported an unknown number of victims to area hospitals with injuries. At this time, the crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident.
Car Accidents in California
Every day, millions of people throughout the state use vehicles to travel to their destinations. Although we like to think everyone makes it to their destination unscathed, this is not always true. In fact, the state of California is notorious for traffic-related incidents. In fact, the state ranks as one of the highest car accident death counts each year with an average of .92 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. Although this may not seem like a substantial number, it equates to thousands of lives lost each year.
In addition to losing our loved ones in accidents, over 150,000 other people are seriously injured in collisions each year. This number breaks down to around 10,000 people being injured in auto collisions throughout the state of California every month. Many victims require hospitalization, therapy, and months to recover. Thousands of accident victims are left with permanent disfigurement and pain and suffering that impacts their health and wellbeing. When victims are injured in accidents, it is crucial that they seek legal guidance from a car accident attorney in California to explore legal options available to them.
Working with a responsive and effective legal team will ensure your interests are protected after being involved in a collision. William E. Weiss, attorney at law, has over three decades of experience helping accident victims get the justice they deserve after being harmed in collisions caused by negligent drivers. California personal injury attorney William E. Weiss strives to ensure clients obtain full and fair compensation to alleviate the financial burdens they face moving forward from their accidents. Although moving forward from such a traumatic experience is full of challenges, it can be extremely helpful to have the financial resources necessary for medical treatment and other expenses you face moving forward. If you were injured in a collision as a result of a negligent driver, contact California accident lawyer William E. Weiss directly by calling (415) 235-7060 to explore legal options available for you.
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